Ledipasvir inhibits hepatitis C virus NS5A phosphoprotein, thereby inhibiting its replication. It is used in combination with Sofosbuvir to treat hepatitis C infections. These drugs are expensive. Headache and fatigue remain to be their side effects.
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Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 59 years old, with type 2 diabetes for the past 15 years. She is taking medications for diabetes, blood pressure and multivitamin Centrum Her diabetes and BP are under control. Before four months, she had severe vomiting, fever and body pain. We approached a hospital and did ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother is having hepatitis C, which if untreated can lead to liver failure and the treatment success rate is 95 to 99 %. The status of liver disease can be assessed by two m... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Is tablet Hepcivir L effective for HCV positive patient? Is that safe for a heart patient? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cardiac side effect chance is not significant. Drug trial does not mention the cardiac side effect of this drug (Hepcivir L - a combination of Sofosbuvir and Ledipasvir). It means any cardiac side effect is likely to be less than 1% and cannot be attributed to this drug.... Read Full »